Google Shows Arrogance, Says Gmail Users Have No Privacy

August 25th, 2013 by James

In a response to a class action complaint filed in multi-district litigation, search engine giant Google has showed its arrogance by saying people can’t expect privacy when sending a message to a Gmail address.

Google’s brief said: “Just as a sender of a letter to a business colleague cannot be surprised that the recipient’s assistant opens the letter, people who use web-based email today cannot be surprised if their emails are processed by the recipient’s [email provider] in the course of delivery. Indeed, ‘a person has no legitimate expectation of privacy in information he voluntarily turns over to third parties.”

Google Shows Arrogance, Says Gmail Users Have No Privacy

People who care about their email correspondents’ privacy should not use the Internet giant’s service, Consumer Watchdog said. “Google has finally admitted they don’t respect privacy,” said John M. Simpson, Consumer Watchdog’s Privacy Project director. “People should take them at their word; if you care about your email correspondents’ privacy don’t use Gmail.”

“Google’s brief uses a wrong-headed analogy; sending an email is like giving a letter to the Post Office,” said Simpson. “I expect the Post Office to deliver the letter based on the address written on the envelope. I don’t expect the mail carrier to open my letter and read it. Similarly when I send an email, I expect it to be delivered to the intended recipient with a Gmail account based on the email address; why would I expect its content will be intercepted by Google and read?”

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